Tuesday May 26th 2015
something deeply disturbing about inventing the name of
a place. Our hero's "Appleton" sounds so made up we're
looking at something that sounds like "Toyland" or "Buddlecombe."
And there are other places, a great raft of them which
might also get legal minded by the opinion of a writer
of pulp. A position our hero dismisses as delusional
ranting by pointing out "no one reads your crap so who's
going to care."
But the trouble
with somewhere like Slough, which is a real place a little
north and west of London, England, is not so much our hero's
opinion of Slough, which is fairly positive, rather it's
what happened at the Wexham Hospital a little to the north
and east of Slough. I thought Rutledge Hospital, our hero
vehemently disagrees. Your writer of pulp on the other hand
has a problem with calling Eilat, at the north end of the
Gulf of Aqaba, "Paul's Doomed Yahweh." Yet it makes perfect
sense to our hero. So there's a whole thing happening!!